These delightful and delicious savoury mini cheese muffins are flavoured with cheddar cheese, dried herbs and a few spices. The mini size is great for mini snacks or small punches of flavour added to the lunch box.

INGREDIENTS – 180 grams all-purpose flour – 120 grams grated cheddar – 2 teaspoons baking powder – ½ teaspoon salt – ½ teaspoon dried oregano or sweet basil – ½ teaspoon paprika – ¼ teaspoon ground pepper – ¼ teaspoon mustard powder – 1 large egg – 15 grams olive oil – 180 ml/grams milk.

Step 1 - Preheat oven to 200°C / 180°C fan assisted, and grease mini muffin or patty pan. Step 2 - whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, herbs and spices. Add the grated cheese and stir through to coat with flour.

Step 3 - Beat together the egg and olive oil with a fork and add to the dry ingredients. Pour in the milk, and mix until just combined.

Step 4 - portion out the muffin batter into the cups of the muffin tin. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool in the pan for 5 to 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire cooling rack.